September 13, 2021

Call to action to protect the right to family life & prevent institutionalization for all children

Endorse the call to action here. The signatories to this call to action acknowledge the leadership of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child and of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in their efforts to harmonize international human rights standards concerning children deprived of parental care. […]

September 8, 2021

September 9 webinar – Eric Rosenthal on international human rights implications of replacing orphanages with small group homes

Register here Free for AAIDD members $10 for non-members Around the world, millions of children grow up without a family in orphanages and residential care. Billions of dollars of charity funds from private US donors every year goes to support those programs. While there is extensive evidence that orphanage placement is dangerous for children, there […]

August 26, 2021

Webinars September 7 & 8: Advancing the right to family life for all children

Reflections, practices and call to action in advance of the CRC’s Committee Day of General Discussion on children’s rights and alternative care Group homes for children with disabilities? Disability rights perspectives. Symposium September 7th 2021 14:30 to 16:00 CET/8:30 am to 10 am EDT Sponsored and hosted by University of Leeds, UK Register here https://bit.ly/3y2ptgn […]

July 6, 2021

July 7 webinar – children with disabilities in Bulgaria

On July 7, 2021, DRI hosted a webinar A Dead End for Children: the continued institutionalization of children with disabilities in Bulgaria Speakers:Aneta Genova, Kera Foundation, BulgariaEric Rosenthal, Executive Director, DRIAmalia Gamio, Vice Chair, UN CRPD CommitteeSteven Allen, Co-Executive Director, Validity FoundationNadia Deneva, Opportunity and Support Association, BulgariaMarisa Brown, RN, Retired, faculty of the Georgetown […]

June 24, 2021

Report: Serbia’s Forgotten Children

June 24, 2021 Disability Rights International and Mental Disability Rights initiative of Serbia released a report today, Forgotten Children of Serbia, documenting that Serbia has failed to address severe human rights violations and abuses in its institutions that constitute inhuman and degrading treatment – and in some cases amount to torture. In all the institutions […]